The Concerns and Resources of Youth

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Young People as Future Makers in Eastern Finland

Duration: 2023–2024

Young People as Future Makers in Eastern Finland

What does the future look like in Eastern Finland according to young people? Young People's Good Life -research continues with a new research project that examines young people living in Finland's eastern border areas. During prolonged crises and challenges to well-being, it is particularly important to study the resources and future outlook of young people, as well as how they themselves describe their goals and components of a good life.

Internationalization in Finland
The Concerns and Resources of Youth
Values and Attitudes
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Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths III: Young People's Good Life

Duration: 2021–2022

Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths III: Young People's Good Life

Sub-study III “Young People's Good Life” examines how young people view success in life, their insecurities and concerns, and their place in society. The project has an inclusive approach by using members of the target age group as co-researchers as well as subjects.

Funders: Ministry of Education and Culture, Svenska kulturfonden, STTK ry, The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, City of Oulu, Univerisity of Oulu, City of Vaasa, Vaasan seudun Kehitys Oy VASEK, Väinö Tanner Foundation, and Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund

Partners: Vaasan Setlementti, The Student Union of the University of Vaasa (VYY), Wasa Innovation Center, and Åbo Akademi

The Concerns and Resources of Youth
Values and Attitudes
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Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths

Duration: 2020 –2022

Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths

The project examines whether young and middle-aged people's views on working life and the future of the welfare state align. The project consists of three sub-studies.

Partners: Sub-study I: Industrial Employees TP, Finnish Paper Workers' Union, The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL, Trade Union Pro, and Service Union United PAM Sub-study II: The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, Association of Finnish Municipalities, and Sitra Sub-study III: Ministry of Education and Culture, Svenska kulturfonden, STTK ry, The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, City of Oulu, Univerisity of Oulu, City of Vaasa, Vaasan seudun Kehitys Oy VASEK, Väinö Tanner Foundation, and Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund and in collaboration with Vaasan Setlementti, The Student Union of the University of Vaasa (VYY), Wasa Innovation Center, and Åbo Akademi.

The Concerns and Resources of Youth
The Crisis Resilience of Society
Values and Attitudes
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